No One Wants To Work In EMS

EMS personnel shortage. Is there a shortage of people or pay?
Is the answer more education?

Take a listen to this age ole EMS conundrum below.

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Your EMS Mistake May Take You To Jail

Been seeing some news about EMS providers being charged criminally for medication errors. Will providers start thinking twice before giving a treatment if they don’t have too?

This and tips on treating transgender patients. Do we really need them?

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The Time They Laughed At You

I wanted to share this NREMT exam struggle story on passing the NREMT. 

One of my coaching students thought they knew it all. But when his classmates where moving ahead he was stuck behind and feeling like he was being laughed at. 

True of not, it can be very unsettling when you feel your peers are judging you. 

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Should We Dabble As EMS Professionals?

Is being in EMS as a part time job a good idea? Not talking about volunteers really. But the accountant or car repair tech that decides EMS is a good PT opportunity.

Does this hurt the profession? Or even the organizations they work for.

Listen in and give us your feedback on this

 
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Will The Pandemic Be The “Thing” To Push EMS Forward?

On episode “this one” Jim, Dave and Josh talk about the growing changes in EMS since the pandemic began. Working in mobile units, ED overflows, giving vaccines and now working with mental health professionals as part of non emergent response.

Plus the increased role Community Paramedics are also playing to help provide better care and mitigate the spread of COVID.

Questions asked are:

Is this moving EMS forward?

Should we be financially compensated for it?

Should we just welcome the growth?

Or perhaps we should question some of these like the mental health response.

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Life After EMS | Do You Have A Plan

This first episode of 2021 is a bit of a change up for us. But we wanted to take a moment and give some tips and advice for your personal use.

So many EMS professionals live paycheck to paycheck and never plan for retirement, injury or even a career change.

Disability is not the new 401K.

It’s hard. You get your paycheck and honestly there isn’t much meat on the bone left to save or invest.

Welcome to EMS right?

Watch this episode to see how easy it is to start thinking about your future life after EMS. Josh shines in this episode sharing great insight into investing and his past life in the NYC financial sector.

I hope this episode gives you some ideas or at least gets you considering how you will move forward with your finances in 2021

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Climbing the Proverbial Career Ladder

Walter Dusseldorp joins us for this episode and we talk about planning your career , networking and owning your goals.

In your career, you will likely transition 6-7 times into a new position. Each time it’s a nerve reckoning moment and often delayed through procrastination and self-doubt. Learn to build up your confidence by being prepared to not only pursue your BIG dream but also how to take little steps to get to that ultimate destination.

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Why Is Pay In EMS A Surprise?

It seems since COVID started we keep seeing articles and reports by news and social media about how little EMT’s and Paramedics get paid. 

Why is it such a surprise? Looking at NYC and FDNY providers, it was reported that most members have to work 2, 3 or even 4 jobs to pay their bills. 

While the pay in EMS is nothing new to us. This new attention might help with our paychecks. 

But we thought that after 9/11 and it didn’t happen then. 

Check out this episode, we talk about pay but also how we have seen and participated in the multiple job lifestyle. 

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EMS Universe | Education, Volunteers and Social Media

This episode I am joined by the creator of the popular EMS instagram group @ems_universe. We talk about variety of topics including volunteers, social media, education and getting EMS back together.

This was a great show I am sure you will enjoy.

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What Is The New Normal For EMS?

As the pandemic curve begins to flatten. We have to consider all that has changed for EMS during the crisis and what will be the new normal for EMS going forward the next few months and beyond.

Will it be back to business as usual or will some elements of change that should have been implemented years ago stay and even elevate EMS to a bigger role in health care.

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